49ers Wide Receiver Set To Tryout With Trey Lance After Raking It in With Former San Fran QB Colin Kaepernick

Published 05/13/2022, 4:00 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 20, 2015 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Danny Gray was part of an offseason workout in Dallas with Colin Kaepernick, which he described as “surreal”. This came before he has trained with his new teammates at the 49ers, including quarterback Trey Lance.

The offseason workout in Dallas included former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, Danny Gray, Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jalen Reagor and Jahan Dotson of Washington Commanders, among others. Kaepernick’s ability highly impressed Gray, with the latter calling the former 49ers a “legend in his book.” He also praised Kaepernick’s high-velocity throws, referring to them as “bazookas.”

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ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 02: Colin Kaepernick participates in a throwing exhibition during half time of the Michigan spring football game at Michigan Stadium on April 2, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Jaime Crawford/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick, Danny Gray and slinging ‘bazookas’

During the Dallas event, Gray caught Kaepernick‘s passes and ran routes with him. He mentioned the former 49er as a “great dude”, although they “didn’t really have a chance to chop it up”. The wide receiver replied that powerful hands and unwavering focus were key to accurately catching fastballs.

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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 14: Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a touchdown pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Can Gray turn the 49ers’ offense into a more dangerous unit?

Gray’s entry in the 49ers’ might be a drastic improvement in their offensive ability this season. Lance has an extremely powerful throwing arm, having previously thrown difficult-to-catch fastballs to receivers. Gray would definitely bring about an increase in the overall speed of the 49ers’ offense. Gray has the speed to receive any overthrows from Lance with a 40yard dash of 4.33. The 49ers’ receivers struggled with receiving throws from Lance during practice sessions previously.

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Gray’s speed might be the one thing that the 49ers were looking for to boost their offense. It remains to be seen how the receiver uses his pace during the match.

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Prithwiraj Gupta

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Prithwiraj Gupta is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in History from Pune University. The contact aspect of the NFL made him interested in the sport.

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